Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dogara condoles with Lamido, CBN governor on mothers’ death

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has commiserated with the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Musdafa, on the death of his mother, Hajiya Sa’adatu Musdafa.Dogara also comisserated with Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, on the passing away of his mother, Mrs Alice Emefiele.

These condolences are contained in a statement signed by Mr Turaki Hassan, Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to the Speaker, on Sunday in Abuja.
Dogara, who described the death of the two women as a big loss, said they exited at a time when the country and its leaders needed their elderly, motherly guidance and wisdom.
According to the Speaker, Hajiya Sa’adatu and Madam Alice lived a fulfilled life, as they lived to see their children attaining higher positions of leadership in the country.
Dogara also condoled with the immediate family of the late Hajiya Sa’adatu, Adamawa Emirate Council and the people of Adamawa.
The Speaker prayed God to give the families of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.
“Lamido’s mother, Sa’adatu, 87, passed on after a brief illness.
“The deceased, popularly known as Adda, is survived by Lamido, grandchildren and great grand-children.
“The late Madam Alice Emefiele died at the Intensive Care Unit of St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, after a brief illness.
“Madam Emefiele, a devout Christian, is survived by seven children, including Mr Godwin Emefiele, the CBN Governor,” the statement said.
It further said that she was born in Agbor, Ikah South local government area of Delta.
It added that Mrs Emefiele was a trader as well as a farmer during her lifetime.

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